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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:03 pm 
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I was able to successfully disassemble the turbo on my 87 I bought afew years back. No major damage that I can see other some some light cracks in the wastgate area. I'm hoping my welding brazing skill might be able to fix that.

Anyway. the thing is completely down and though I think I could probably just put it back together now that it is degunked and it probably work ok, I would prefer to put new parts in it. I see several kits out there, some on ebay, some at other sources.

Can anybody recommend a certain source that definately fit the bill when maybe they did the same thing?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:00 am 
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i have one gasket set left


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:48 am 
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MX,

all my heavy gaskets in that set look like new, the others I can make,so I dont really see as where I need that set....But, curious, what you asking for it?

What I am trying to source is the internal bearings,rings and thrust plate. I see this set on ebay that looks identical to the service parts I removed. But, would like to here if anyone out there might have bought similar or identical and can vouch for its fit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IHI-RHB3-RHB31- ... 8c&vxp=mtr

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2011 camaro, 2005 Vibe, 2016 Outback, 06 Expedition, 87 Porsche 911, 87 Turbo sprint, 82 Brat, 73 gmc 4x4, 69 camaro, 99 Gl1500 Honda Goldwing, 12 Kawasaki klr650, 2012 Kubota L3200, and we wont even go into the small stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:16 pm 
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I got a $50 ebay rebuild kit. Its not worth a shit. As I think mx warned me about. But funds were tight and didnt have a choice. If you can find a oem one (also seen on ebay for about $140) i would go that route. But thats my $0.02.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:53 pm 
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RR,

thanks for the feedback and input. Yeah Ive seen both. A place called Turbocity also has what appears to be the oem kit for $128.

what was it about the $50 kit that you felt was Junk?. the pics I see of the parts in the kit look to be decent quality other than the thrust bearing that appears to be brass where the oem is steel.

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Because it's what we enjoy and because we CAN.
2011 camaro, 2005 Vibe, 2016 Outback, 06 Expedition, 87 Porsche 911, 87 Turbo sprint, 82 Brat, 73 gmc 4x4, 69 camaro, 99 Gl1500 Honda Goldwing, 12 Kawasaki klr650, 2012 Kubota L3200, and we wont even go into the small stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:22 am 
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i was talking to this fellow and this is what he told me .....Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 7:46 AM, Jason Phillips <rccarparts@gmail.com> wrote:

I can do a complete rebuild and balance for around 250$ plus shipping. That's approximately what I can say. I really would need to have the turbo in my hand and take spec measurements before the rebuild. I will send you a quote before any service starts once the turbo is checked.

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:11 am 
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MX,
thanks for that info. Not a bad deal and something I will surely consider. Right now I Know I have to do some crack welding on the wast gate area, and not really sure I trust that part to another. Ive already got the thing torn to the last piece, cleaned and repaired damaged bolt holes. Not that I am the best at such, but not many are very good at welding cast. I think Id rather trust that part to myself. If I am going to do that, I Might as well just buy that OEM kit and finish it myself. All of the pieces for the most part look great with very little to do other than clean and replace parts that can be. I guess one could get a bit anal about the balancing part if they wanted to, but I've done a few turbos (bigger) in my day and never had any problems after without doing so. The hard part was alwasy any welding needed, reparing stripped or broken bolt holes, and finding parts.

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1986 Sprint plus

Do you maintain a personal fleet like I do?
Why do we do it?
Because it's what we enjoy and because we CAN.
2011 camaro, 2005 Vibe, 2016 Outback, 06 Expedition, 87 Porsche 911, 87 Turbo sprint, 82 Brat, 73 gmc 4x4, 69 camaro, 99 Gl1500 Honda Goldwing, 12 Kawasaki klr650, 2012 Kubota L3200, and we wont even go into the small stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:21 pm 
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The oil seals are shit and leak. Which is what I was warned about. The oem kit has better quality and better fitting seals. If and when I redo the that one or my spair I will only use an oem kit

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92 geo metro 1.0L 5 spd. 2 dr Soon to be my turbo swap car. (Dragonfly) sold
91 pontiac firefly, 1.0L 2dr auto. stock. (The crap can) sold
91 chevy sprint. 1.0L 5 spd. My first turbo swap. (Red rocket) now the purple nurple
95 geo metro. 1.3L auto parts car. (Scrap)
91 chevy sprint turbo, blueboy keeping it "stock"


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:41 pm 
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Thanks for the continued input. I ordered the better kit. I'm already in it to far to let another finish it for me.

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Valley Grande, AL
1986 Sprint plus

Do you maintain a personal fleet like I do?
Why do we do it?
Because it's what we enjoy and because we CAN.
2011 camaro, 2005 Vibe, 2016 Outback, 06 Expedition, 87 Porsche 911, 87 Turbo sprint, 82 Brat, 73 gmc 4x4, 69 camaro, 99 Gl1500 Honda Goldwing, 12 Kawasaki klr650, 2012 Kubota L3200, and we wont even go into the small stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:05 pm 
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Can I ask one thing? I have always had a very hard time getting the plate off that covers the thrust bearing. How did you go about getting it apart?

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92 geo metro 1.0L 5 spd. 2 dr Soon to be my turbo swap car. (Dragonfly) sold
91 pontiac firefly, 1.0L 2dr auto. stock. (The crap can) sold
91 chevy sprint. 1.0L 5 spd. My first turbo swap. (Red rocket) now the purple nurple
95 geo metro. 1.3L auto parts car. (Scrap)
91 chevy sprint turbo, blueboy keeping it "stock"


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:06 am 
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If your talking about the 1/4 thick cover that is top center of my picture (just below the compressor housing)?
mine had 2 threaded holes that were in addition to the 2 threaded hold down holes. those two holes are the same thread as the plate hold down screws (3mm x.5) I got 2 screws that were a bit longer than the hold down screws and put them in the extra holes. Tightening back and forth between the 2 and eventually the 1/4" thick plate comes out.

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Valley Grande, AL
1986 Sprint plus

Do you maintain a personal fleet like I do?
Why do we do it?
Because it's what we enjoy and because we CAN.
2011 camaro, 2005 Vibe, 2016 Outback, 06 Expedition, 87 Porsche 911, 87 Turbo sprint, 82 Brat, 73 gmc 4x4, 69 camaro, 99 Gl1500 Honda Goldwing, 12 Kawasaki klr650, 2012 Kubota L3200, and we wont even go into the small stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:55 pm 
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mxmikie wrote:
i have one gasket set left



very interested if for sale please

ntr1_1@hotmail.com

Thanks

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